A few years ago if you used the words ‘eco’ and ‘luxury’ in the same sentance, people would have laughed in your face. Eco was seen as shorthand for cheap & soulless, luxury on the other hand, could only mean expensive, exclusive & sycophantic. Scotland is the place to go to see this theory turned on its head. Glorious lochfront eco luxury pads are springing up everywhere; perfect for weekend hideaways, honeymoons and romantic breaks. Luxury personified, for less than the price of a hotel room.
When it comes to holidays, it's always the right time to book one! I don't know about you, but I find myself careering through January 2016, before even accepting that we've moved on from Christmas and that 2015 is far behind us. Here at One Off Places we're seeing peak season weeks flying off the shelves, and an increasing amount of July and August availability calendars showing as fully booked. Already? I hear you say! January is the time that people's thoughts turn to holidays, dreaming of warmer climes, or simply some time off, out of the rat race, enjoying time with family and loved ones. One Off Places is host to hundreds of properties, all of them individual and distinctive in some way, some way off the wall, and some more traditional. We've selected a few of our favourites to get those holiday juices flowing......
Spend Christmas week in a luxurious longhouse by the beach on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Indulge yourself in quiet beaches, crisp days and winter colour. Sleeps up to four in a house with serious style and space credentials. Festive decadence.
Enjoying a sheltered spot within 26 acres of farmland in Bude, North Cornwall, sits the secluded enclave of unique luxury eco pods, close to the sea, with six beaches just a few minutes by car. They nestle amongst the lush, undulating landscaped lawns, each with its individual decked area, with gas BBQ oven and outdoor furniture, a private external wet room. Perfect as an escape from daily life! Each pod sleeps up to 4. From £138 for a 2 night weekend.
Facilities: Private WC, shower and kitchen. The yurts are on an eco-finca which comprises several other yurts and eco accommodation as well as a shared pool, honesty shop, children’s play area, farm animals. This yurt pair sleeps up to 6.
Transport: 30 minutes from Arrecife airport, the price includes airport transfers and exclusive use of a Toyota Prius hybrid car throughout your stay.
Price: From £165 per night / minimum stay 2 nights.